President Duda sends Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk congratulatory letter

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President Andrzej Duda sent a congratulatory letter to Olga Tokarczuk on Tuesday. "I would like to express my delight that the Swedish Academy has honoured Your work, in which universal truths and Polish sensitivity complement each other so fine," President Duda wrote. Polish writer will officially receive the award at the Nobel Prize award ceremony which takes place in Konserthuset Stockholm, Sweden.

On Tuesday afternoon, Olga Tokarczuk, the fifth Polish laureate of the Nobel Prize in literature will collect a diploma and a golden medal from the hands of the King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf.

"Please accept words of appreciation and congratulations on being awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. On the day of the award ceremony I would like to express my delight that the Swedish Academy has honoured your work, in which universal truths and Polish sensitivity complement each other so fine. I am happy to know that your writing mastery, for a long time appreciated by readers, critics and scholars, both at home and abroad, has now been held in the highest esteem by the members of the Nobel Committee," the president wrote in the letter published on Twitter.

The president underscored that it's a huge personal achievement of the Nobel laureate and "a wonderful success that will go down in the history of Polish and world literature". "It's also a very compelling sign of just how important and irreplaceable is the art of words, its power and beauty," wrote President Duda.

Futhermore, Polish President wrote the Tokarczuk's books "address the ancient - as old as culture itself - need to retell from the start the fate of the world and individual man". "And maybe that is why they attract the attention of the fine readers community, faithful and deeply grateful," wrote Mr Duda.

This year's ceremony is to be conducted at a fast pace. This is due to the record number of laureates - 14. The fifteenth laureate, the Nobel Peace Prize recipient Abiy Ahmed, will collect his award also on Tuesday, but in Oslo.

Following the award ceremony in the Concert Hall, the Nobel laureates, royals and guests attend a glittery banquet in the City Hall.

During the banquet, this year's laureates will give short speeches. Olga Tokarczuk is to be the fourth speaker.

Autor: gf / Źródło: TVN24 News in English, PAP